Travel with your Pet to Napa Valley!
Pet Friendly Napa Valley!
Travel Information -
Local, Air, Car Travel with Your Dog or Cat
• Always provide fresh water and shade. "And consider bringing dogs inside when temps get above 90 or sooner if there is a lot of humidity....," said Dr. Michelle LaCoste, a veterinarian at Animal Medical Hospital in Mason City. Be careful of garden hoses, tho. The water sitting in them could be over 100 degrees, so empty the heated water before spraying your dog!
• Remember that the concrete and asphalt will be hot on your dog's pads, too. "Their pads are just as sensitive as your feet," said Sybil Soukup, executive director of the Humane Society of North Iowa. Hot concrete/asphalt can burn your dog's pads.
• Also, when taking your dog for a walk, make sure to have water with you. "If you want a water bottle, so does he," LaCoste said.
• Farmers said cattle may react aggressively to anything they see as a danger when they have dependent young calves.
Air Travel !
1. Feed and Water Your Pet Before Departure -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture mandates that pets traveling on airlines must be fed and watered within four hours of the flight's scheduled departure [source: Airlines.org]. You'll be asked to sign a waiver that certifies your pet has been given food and water when you check in for your flight. Be early.
Travel Long Distances by Car !
Prepare Your Pet for Car Travel
It is important that you prepare your pet to travel in your car in advance. If your pet hasn't travelled in a car before, then make sure you take small trips with your pet to the nearby market or park. Most pets will be just fine, but some may suffer from motion sickness or anxiety. Also you should consider getting a crate for your pet. They will be more secure in a crate.